Tree Health Workshop - South East England

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Where to meet?

The Woodland Enterprise Centre
Hastings Road,
East Sussex


Introduction, booking detail, and programme for the day:

In this the most wooded part of England tree health continues to have impacts on us all, especially those of us actively involved in managing trees and woodland.

Matthew Woodcock,  Partnership and Expertise Manager South East, Forestry Commission, invites you to a workshop on Wednesday 29th March to learn the latest on the tree health challenges we face and collectively review how we can respond to the impacts and adapt to establish a resilient tree-scape for the future.

For further information or if you would like to attend, please advise Jeanette Hawkins at providing your name and contact details. Feel free to pass on details to others who may be interested.


10.00 Registration and coffee

10.30 Welcome & scene setting                                       Matthew Woodcock (Forestry Commission South East England) & Nick Johannsen (Director - Kent Downs AONB)

10.45 Update on research (including use of Tree Alert)      Caroline Gorton (Forest Research)

11.20 Alternative species                                                 John Weir  (Forestry Commission England)

11.55 Plant Health Regulations and imports                        Michael Ndeze (Forestry Commission Plant Health Team)

12.05 Biosecurity                                                             James Roberts (Forestry Commission Tree Health Team)

12.25 Countryside Stewardship Tree Health Grants             Laura Henderson (Forestry Commission South East England)

12.30 Lunch (free)

13.30 Sweet Chestnut                                                       Helen Carter (Forestry Commission - Tree Health Team)

14.00 Chalara dieback of ash                                                                             Jonathan Harding & Matthew Woodcock (Forestry Commission South East England)

15.00 Oak Processionary Moth                                           Alison Field (Forestry Commission South East England)

15.10 Questions/open forum

16.00 Close



OS Grid ref: TQ716305
Postcode: TN5 7PR

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